Sergeant in trouble for Playboy spread

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    An Air Force staff sergeant who posed nude for Playboy magazine has been relieved of her duties while the military investigates, officials said Thursday.
    In February's issue, hitting newsstands this week, Michelle Manhart is photographed in uniform yelling and holding weapons under the headline "Tough Love." The following pages show her partially clothed, wearing her dog tags while working out, as well as completely nude.
    "This staff sergeant's alleged action does not meet the high standards we expect of our airmen, nor does it comply with the Air Force's core values of integrity, service before self, and excellence in all we do," Oscar Balladares, spokesman for Lackland Air Force Base, said in a statement.
    Manhart told Playboy that she considers herself as standing up for her rights.
    "Of what I did, nothing is wrong, so I didn't anticipate anything, of course," Manhart, 30, told The Associated Press. "I didn't do anything wrong, so I didn't think it would be a major issue."
    Manhart, who is married with two children, joined the Air Force in 1994, spending time in Kuwait in 2002. She trains airmen at Lackland.


    Well besides drawing direct attention to the Air Force, She should have known that she has no rights. And anything like privacy on and off the job is not real. Her answer is like an entry level airman,sailor or soldier who doesn't know the system. But for a 13 year veteran on the job this isn't a valid excuse.
    It will be interesting how the Air Force handles this situation because if they just discharge her then it didn't address the violations of good order and discipline that all troops are required to uphold. And if they hammer her then the ACLU or somebody will file a lawsuit against the US Air Force claiming her rights she didn't have were violated.
     
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    Even the ACLU couldn't be that stupid to even try. A Written contract trumps everything in the court of law. We all signed our life away when we signed that paper...

    If you ask me, I think this woman is just an attention whore.
     
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    She is definately attractive in a physical sense, but i have a feeling she may be more than just an attention whore... which is sad:(
     
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    ITA with this. They've been booting women out of the military for posing nude since the 80s, and it's pretty-much common knowledge.
     
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    She new it would get here a General discharge at the least and some money and publicity to further a new career. She took the easy way out instead of living up to her contract with Air Force. Not the best role model for young up and coming girls.
     
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    Yes she did take the easy way out. Used to be in the Navy girls would get knocked up so they wouldn't have to stay on the ship or isolated duties. Well finally the Navy got smart and would send them back after the baby to finish up said requirements on that tour.
     
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    What's the deal with this? I'm filing an official complaint with USMessageBoard.com! You broke the rules by failing to provide a link! :razz:
     
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